Electric cooperatives celebrate Koster’s opposition to EPA regulations

Chris Koster, Missouri attorney general | Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Chris Koster, Missouri attorney general | Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Missouri will join more than 20 other states in suing the Environmental Protection Agency over its new carbon emission regulations, as soon as those regulations are out.

Attorney General Chris Koster says he will join other state attorneys general in challenging what EPA calls its “Clean Power Plan.” Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives Vice President David Klindt says the final version of that rule would require Missouri to decrease emissions by 37-percent from 2012 levels; a 16-percent greater reduction than the proposed rule.

In the meantime, Ryan Johnson with the conservative group Alliance for Freedom hopes the state legislature will not fund compliance with the power plan until court challenges have played out.

 

Some conservatives are questioning whether Koster, a Democrat running for governor, has politics in mind in joining the suit.

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